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One approach to writing instruction that has been shown to improve secondary students' academic writing without increasing demands on teachers' time is peer review. However, many teachers and students worry that students' feedback and assessment of their peers' writing is less accurate than teachers'. This study investigated whether Advanced Placement (AP) English students from diverse high school contexts can accurately assess their peers' writing if given a clear rubric. The authors first...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Advanced Placement Programs, High School Students, Peer Evaluation, Scoring Rubrics,...
This article illustrates the findings on multilingualism related to the educational sphere in the city of Rome, within the scope and theoretical framework of the international project LUCIDE (Languages in Urban Communities--Integration and Diversity for Europe). Particularly, it describes the type of linguistic and cultural support offered to plurilingual citizens and the language teaching practices that have emerged from the study of the University of Rome "Foro Italico" Unit, as...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries,...
The Haverstock Primary to Secondary Transition Project was designed to improve the experience of transition to secondary school for vulnerable pupils in Camden (London). The project used lesson study to help primary and secondary practitioners work collaboratively, to develop effective cross-phase pedagogical approaches to teaching English/literacy and science. This paper has three specific aims in relation to the project. First it reports on how a design-based research (DBR) method was used to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, At Risk Students, Transitional Programs, Communities of Practice,...
As the needs and interests of young people are shifting under the influence of demographics and other social developments, "new stories" have started to attract many that undermine the human rights narrative and nurture radical attitudes. This has consequences for human rights education (HRE). As competing narratives have gained a foothold in major target audiences of HRE, the latter has to realize it is facing an uphill battle. The evidence suggests that HRE can no longer rely on the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Civil Rights, Violence, Political Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Attitude Change,...
This paper reports on recent research aimed at assessing how the management of the undergraduate student experience in English higher education is changing in the light of the new tuition fee regime introduced in 2012, as well as other government policies aimed at creating market-type pressures within the higher education sector. A distinction was observed between the research-intensive universities studied--defined here as institutions where research income comprised 20 per cent or more of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Experience, Commercialization, Foreign Countries, Tuition, Institutional...
The English higher education (HE) system is deeply stratified, with younger students from more privileged backgrounds comprising the majority of the student population. Over the last 15 years considerable investment has been made to widen participation but attempts to evaluate these initiatives and demonstrate impact have presented a major challenge for the HE sector. This paper explores the development and application of a framework for evaluating and researching university-led interventions....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Intervention, Higher Education, Access to Education, Student...
Since 1997 there have been two concerted attempts to expand the number of medical school students in England: by increasing the size of existing medical schools, and by creating new medical schools. These initiatives have been a direct result of government policy, although policy implementation was delegated to the state apparatus. They also led to a struggle between higher education interests and the General Medical Council for knowledge control. The aim of this article is to offer an...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Medical Schools, Medical Education, Medical Students, Educational...
As a contribution to the history of higher education in English further education colleges, two policy episodes are sketched and compared. Both periods saw attempts to expand courses of higher education outside the universities. In the first, ahead of policies to concentrate non-university higher education in the strongest institutions, efforts were made after 1944 to recognize a hierarchy of colleges, with separate tiers associated with different volumes and types of advanced further...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis,...
The London Geography Alliance was established to provide a network of subject-based support to primary and secondary schools, by linking teachers and university lecturers. Workshops and fieldwork were conducted over a 17-month period to address different aspects of the geography curriculum. The effects of the project were evaluated using qualitative and quantitative methods. Primary school teachers improved their knowledge of geography and their confidence to identify and facilitate...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Geography, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation,...
Although the direct links between education and reducing recidivism in prisoners are problematic, there is little argument that education is a factor in promoting reintegration and rehabilitation. There is a current focus in prison education on education for employment, and yet there are no recent or unambiguous data about the skills levels of the prison population. The most often quoted figures are both 15 years out of date and deeply flawed in terms of their comparisons with the general...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Institutionalized Persons, English Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Foreign...
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Toronto, Canada, is emblematic of a new stratum of global cities. Unlike many world capitals, the city has gained stature only over the past half century, having successfully post-industrialized into a new economy and become a major world centre for immigration. Paradoxically, education has emerged as both a major driver of change and a divider of social well-being in the city. To interpret this paradox, we discuss: (1) how Toronto is a node in a global education policy network, particularly as...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Global Approach, School Choice, Educational...
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the sensory skills among students with visual impairment (SVI). The sample contained of 30 students with blind and low vision enrolled in mainstreaming programs at general education schools at Najran in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A sensory skills scale was developed. The scale consisted of 20 items was distributed on four domains related to skills of touch, hearing, taste, and smell. The scale was applied on the sample of study by collaboration with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Visual Impairments, Foreign Countries, Blindness, Sensory Training, Evaluation,...
A profound and systemic education change requires taking into consideration the several factors that intervene, particularly, and most importantly, the role of the teacher. Ecuador, since 2009 has been immersed in constant changes to achieve an educational transformation; however, nothing has been invested in the professional development of teachers, instead, all efforts and funds have been assigned to create more directions for teachers to follow. This article paper focuses on the role of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teacher Role, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher...
This study investigated awareness of climate change and sustainable development among undergraduates in two universities: University of Ibadan, Ibadan and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso in Oyo State of Nigeria. This was aimed at increasing the knowledge of undergraduates on climate change and sustainable development. The study adopted a survey design. The population for the study consisted of 300 hundred undergraduates in University of Ibadan, Ibadan and Ladoke Akintola...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Climate, Ecology, Sustainable Development,...
The study aimed at investigating the efficacy of a counseling program on developing the nutritional awareness of pupils with learning disabilities at the elementary stage in Najran, KSA. The sample consisted of (20) pupils distributed equally to two groups, experimental and control. The scale of Khalil (2003) for the economic, social, and cultural level, in addition to a questionnaire for the nutritional awareness that was developed by the researchers, were used to achieve the aim of the study....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, School Counseling, Elementary School Students, Nutrition...
Inventory of Suicide Orientation--ISO 30, it is a self-report scale that measures risk of adolescents suicide orientation. Although the risk of adolescents suicide is on the public agenda in Colombia actually, there is no study to analyze the psychometric properties of ISO 30, and for this reason, the present study is conducted with a random sample of 604 adolescent students (48% were male and 52% female with an average age of 14 and a deviation of 1.9 years). Methods: A confirmatory factor...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Suicide, Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Psychological Patterns,...
Western education in Nigeria led to the involvement of schools in the maintenance of appropriate leadership values. However, appropriate leadership value manifestations among school age children in Nigeria who are the future leaders are lacking. To maintain these values, studies have suggested that the family structure of a child plays an important role. This study, therefore, using two modes of active learning strategies as treatment packages, determined the moderating effect of family...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Family Structure, Concept Teaching, Values Education, Active...
This mixed-methods research aimed to understand the practices and perceptions of teachers regarding written feedback. For this purpose, a survey was administered to 150 teachers forming a non-probability sample, who were working in various universities in Karachi. The disciplines chosen for the study included nursing, applied linguistics, medicine and education departments in institutes of higher education situated in Karachi. Before sampling, initial screening was done to obtain a list of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Feedback (Response), Teacher Attitudes, Educational Practices,...
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This work is the result of a qualitative research that tries to highlight, through an interview with an adult educator, the qualities, skills and qualifications a trainer in adult education should have. His qualifications must be of high quality because the difficulties and obstacles in adult learning are different and perhaps more numerous than in formal education. So the trainer must be able to coordinate and direct the educational process and at the same time be the educational consultant of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Educators, Adult Education, Andragogy, Qualitative Research, Interviews,...
This study examined the day caring methods among the civil servants of reproductive age with children between three months to four years in Lagos State Nigeria. The research design employed for this study was a descriptive research design. A total number of 212 teachers and 128 ministry workers making a total of 340 reproductive age mothers were purposively selected from the State. A self-structured questionnaire was used to collect information from the respondents. Accidental sampling...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Employed Women, Government Employees, Child Care, Questionnaires,...
The school, with its activities as an upbringing and educational institute, influences all segments of a pupil's effective development. Besides teaching as its basic activity, the school should take over part of the care and responsibility for the pupil's free time and "use" it for "prolonged" upbringing activity. Today children and young people "spend" their free time on the Internet and little or almost no time in the development of social competences. Confronted...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School Students, Student...
This study investigated good and caring teaching behaviours as perceived by Business Education students in Tertiary Institutions in the North Eastern Nigeria. The latter needed good and caring teaching behaviours to reform the education sector that had been devastated by Boko Haram insurgency. The design of the study was survey. The research questions answered were: (i) what knowledge bases do business education students perceived of their Lecturers for good and caring teaching in their...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education, Postsecondary Education,...
This descriptive survey research employed ex-post facto design to examine teaching practice in Delta State University, Abraka Nigeria. Interview and questionnaire were used to generate data from 280 respondents. Three research questions and three hypotheses guided the investigation. Data collected were analyzed via the use of mean, standard deviation and percent to answer the research questions and t-test to test the hypotheses, the level of significant was set at 0.05. Findings revealed that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Interviews, Questionnaires,...
Education scholars agree on the positive role that parents play in fostering educational success. Much research done also shows ways in which teachers contribute greatly to students' performance in school. Limited research focuses on how students' interactions with one another effect their academic performance. This study examines ways in which students were impacted by collaborating with their parents, teachers and with each other during a writing workshop in one elementary school in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Parent Role, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher...
This article describes a research study on the connection of Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) with Science Education in the early grades. The research study took place in the University of Ioannina, Greece with the support of the @fise research group. Within this frame, a narrative about light, colors and shadows was written as part of an Innovative Science Curriculum for the early grades. As a next step, the narrative was turned to a 20 minute animation in the scratch program and a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Science Education, Light, Color, Preschool Education, Animation, Foreign Countries,...
The study assessed the School Feeding Programme of public elementary school pupils in Osun State, Nigeria. It was done with a view to determine its effects on school enrolment, retention, and academic performance of the pupils. It also elicited the challenges encountered in the implementation of the programme. The study adopted the survey research design and obtained its data from primary and secondary sources. The primary data were obtained through a structured questionnaire administered on116...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Public Schools, Food, Program...
The goal of the research was to examine executive functioning and figurative language comprehension among students with learning disabilities as compared to students without learning disabilities. As part of the research, we examined 20 students with learning disabilities and 21 students with no learning disabilities, both groups of students attend 7th and 8th grade (ages 12-13). The participants were selected using: Glantz Abstract Verbal Thinking Test of cognitive skills (2010), reading words...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Executive Function, Learning Disabilities, Figurative Language, Grade 7, Grade 8,...
This study aims at analyzing assessment questions included in an Arabic language textbook (Communication Skills) for eight grade in the Jordanian schools according to the levels of knowledge in Bloom's Taxonomy to reveal the percentages of distributing of these questions against this taxonomy. In order to achieve the purposes of this study, the researcher designed the instrument of analysis which he applied to the 520 questions included in the textbook for both first and second semesters. Data...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Communication Skills, Grade 8, Taxonomy, Knowledge Level, Semitic Languages, Textbook...
The traditional course-end evaluation for the general education courses at The Chinese University of Hong Kong can gauge student's perception of their attainment of the intended learning outcomes at the end of the course but can hardly reflect the changes of their perception from the beginning to the end. In order to trace the change in students' perception regarding the intended learning outcomes of the General Education Foundation course In Dialogue with Nature, a new assessment method that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Exit Examinations, Course Evaluation, Pretests Posttests, Student Surveys, Behavioral...
This paper investigates Language models with an emphasis on an appraisal of the Competence Based Language Teaching Model (CBLT) employed in the teaching and learning of English language in Cameroon. Research endeavours at various levels combined with cumulative deficiencies experienced over the years have propelled educational policy makers to carry out various changes in the models emphasised in the teaching of language. Such changes have been undertaken in view of improving proficiency in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, English (Second Language), Models,...
A diagnostic test in economics to aid the teachers determine student's specific weak content areas was developed and validated. Five research questions guided the study. Preliminary validation was done by two experienced teachers in the content area of secondary economics and two experts in test construction. The pilot testing was conducted for grammatical checking and compatibility bench marking while the test was try-out tested for item analysis. The overall number of test items was 83. The...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Secondary School Students, Economics Education, Educational Diagnosis, Test...
The colonial fallacy that only a few persons are endowed with the capabilities to conceptualize mathematics, coupled with the belief that society equates mathematical ability with intellectual superiority, have contributed to low levels of mathematical self-concept and achievement among some students of mathematics. Some of these students are required to teach the subject as primary and secondary school teachers. This paper examines the influence of student teachers' beliefs, feelings and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Mathematics...
The purpose of this study is to investigate the extent of utilization of Quality Assurance Handbook in the supervision of instruction in secondary schools. Descriptive survey design was employed. The quantitative data were collected through an 18-item questionnaire titled, "Extent of Utilization of Quality Assurance Handbook in Secondary School Supervision of Instruction and Hindrance" (EUQAHSSSIH). This was administered to 210 supervisors made up of external and internal supervisors....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Secondary Schools, Questionnaires, Statistical...
The study examined Governments' Involvement in Safety Management in Public Early Childhood Education Centres (ECECs) in Rivers State. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study which adopted the descriptive survey design. The population of the study comprised of five hundred and ten (510) ECECs in the twenty three (23) Local Government Areas in Rivers State. There were 205 supervisors and 2752 teaching staff of which 510 are head teachers. A sample of 120 ECECs was selected...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Safety Education, School Safety,...
The aim of this paper is to highlight the contribution of instructional materials to the academic achievement of secondary school students in Social Studies in Ekiti State. The population for the study comprised of all Junior Secondary School Class II students from among which 180 were sampled. The instrument for the study is a 30 multiple-choice self-designed Social Studies Achievement Test (SSAT). The instrument was validated by specialists in Social Studies Test and Measurement and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Academic Achievement, Social Studies,...
Research on Junior and Senior high school students' attitude toward SE (Science Education) courses focuses on students' attitudes, views, interests and perceptions stemming from their school experiences related to the courses. This study examines the way third-year students of the Early Childhood Education Department in Ioannina have viewed and experienced SE teaching in Junior and Senior high school. The purpose of this paper is to investigate how the members of the above target group,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Early Childhood Education, Science Education, Scientific Attitudes, Undergraduate...
Managing distance education regional centres as one staff member in Namibia is a challenge that calls for greater administrative and academic interventions. Although much work on student support by researchers and practitioners has been published, few scholars have recently begun to explore, through qualitative research, the challenges of managing regional centres alone. This paper contributes to the endeavour by first identifying the challenges of a case for the three regional administrative...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Telephone...
There is a common belief among Tanzanian teachers and parents that learners' discipline is essential for effective teaching and learning. Equally, learners' discipline can transform the larger class by developing small learning groups and independent learning options. In turn, these options can enhance students' engagement, facilitate positive learning, prevent disruptive problems, and provide overall academic success. The present study examined teachers' views on discipline to determine how...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students, Discipline,...
This paper reports on an investigation into the relationship of test-takers' use of test-wiseness strategies to Chinese EFL learners' reading test performance. A test-wiseness questionnaire was administered immediately after the final achievement test to probe into how learners thought while completing the reading section of the test. It was found out that the use of test-wiseness strategies bore no positive relationship to the reading test performance; and successful test-takers reported...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Tests, Test Wiseness, English (Second Language), Questionnaires, Achievement...
This paper reviewed the development of early childhood education (ECE) in Saudi Arabia and its strengths and weaknesses. The paper discusses the contextual background of Saudi Arabia, including its geography, demographics, social system, economy, political system and religion. In addition, the paper investigated the education system at large in Saudi Arabia, including its development, objectives, enrollment and challenges.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational History, Geography, Social...
One of the fundamental pre-requisites for Industrialisation is its stupendous availability, in a country of skilled-manpower. In this regard, Zimbabwe has sought to leverage human resources, such as these, in order to accelerate the process of socio-economic transformation. In March 2012, for example, the Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ) pronounced the "Second Science, Technology and Innovation Policy" framework, which provided the two Ministries of Primary and Secondary Education and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Case Studies, Industrialization, National...
New generations are using and playing with mobile and computer applications extensively. These applications are the outcomes of programming work that involves skills, such as computational and algorithmic thinking. Learning programming is not easy for students children. In recent years, academic institutions like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and hi-tech companies, such as Google and Khan Academy, have introduced online environments to facilitate the teaching and learning of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Programming, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Visual Aids, Online...
This study investigates language-promoting strategies and support of concept development displayed by preschool staffs' when interacting with preschool children in literacy-related play activities. The data analysed consisted of 39 minutes of video, selected systematically from a total of 11 hours of video material from six Swedish preschool units. The selected sequences were play situations where preschool staff and child/children were present and teachers used strategies for creating a high...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Concept Formation, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Preschool Education,...
This paper examines the different views about the definition of "literacy" and how it is applied in the Zambian context. It argues that the absence of a contextual definition of literacy or illiteracy has raised some doubt on the magnitude of the problem and the extent to which success has been achieved through various literacy programmes. It highlights the growth of literacy education in Zambia, achievements and problems. The paper observes that whereas many efforts have been made to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reflection, Literacy Education, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy, Adult...
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has implemented various curriculums, so-called the Course of Study, over the past few decades. The Yutori curriculum, which was introduced in the 1990's, aimed to improve flexible thinking by reducing the amount of study materials. After finding lowered scores on the PISA 2003 and 2006 (Nakayasu, 2016), the Yutori curriculum was criticized as a failure. Although the MEXT has implemented a new Course of Study to improve...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Social Justice, National Curriculum, Educational History,...
With voices for women's education coming from around the globe, it is a real setback when girls are unable to attend schools during their menstruation or periods, a process they encounter every month. The absence of Nepalese rural female students from schools during their periods does not only have the biological aspect to it but incorporates a wide range of social, cultural, familial, and even the economic factors that impact Nepal hindering its economic growth. This paper examines all those...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Females, Physiology, Womens Education, Rural Education, Developing...
This article examines the integration of refugees into the Germany's educational system, focusing on K-12 schooling and Syrian refugees. It criticizes the current approach to integration because the system fails to address the specific needs of refugees and neglects the potential contribution they have to offer in terms of their cultural diversity. The article then advocates in favor of an integration based on cultural pluralism instead of assimilation and explores the benefits of multicultural...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Refugees, Cultural Pluralism, Multicultural Education, Arabs,...
This paper examines the higher education system in Brazil and one of the financial aid policies that the government has established. It seeks to find whether the Fundo de Financiamento ao Estudante do Ensino Superior (FIES), Financing of Higher Education Student, a financial aid program established by the Brazilian government in 1999, addresses the issue of equal access to higher education. The financial aid system was created to assist undergraduate students of low socioeconomic background to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Financial Aid, Educational Policy,...
This article examines the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE, 2009) in India, including its origin, the system of schools to which it gave rise, and its importance against the backdrop of the larger Indian society. This article further assesses the progress made in the implementation of the RTE, the roadblocks, and the role of different stakeholders in the system to make RTE a working reality. The benefits of integration in the overall functioning of the education...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Inclusion, Compulsory Education, Access to Education, Educational Change, Equal...
Despite having multiculturalism as a core value, the province of Quebec has significant issues affecting the inclusion of visible minorities, such as positive discrimination, reasonable accommodation, and the fact of cultural divide. The presence of these minority groups brings out the tension between respecting differences and protecting "unity" in Quebec society. The social studies curriculum in Quebec schools offers a traditional multicultural education one effect of which is to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Minority Group Students, Social Studies,...
This study examined the relationship between school climate and student achievement ratings in urban school districts in five states (N = 230). Many educators view school climate and student achievement as separate considerations. However the results of this study suggest that climate and student achievement were highly related. In fact, the quality of the climate appears to be the single most predictive factor in any school's capacity to promote student achievement. The findings of the study...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Environment, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Psychology,...
This paper investigates the Islam and Muslim life in German textbooks. The study is based on the analysis of current Geography textbooks in Bavarian secondary schools. As a first step, the authors developed a system for objective analysis of the textbooks that structures the content in categories. In a second step, the authors used the qualitative method. One category system was developed to analyze the didactical quality of the illustration to the theme Islam and Muslim life another category...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Islam, Muslims, Islamic Culture, Textbooks, Textbook Content,...
Geography is facing the problem of its identity and recognition as a useful academic discipline in Pakistan. This research paper examines the perception about geography as an academic discipline from the students of different academic levels i.e. intermediate, graduate, master and M.Phil. Data were collected through structured questionnaires and a total of 106 students were surveyed, of which 45 were male and 61 were female students. Students' perceptions were analyzed about the concepts,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Geography, Comparative...
New public management and knowledge economy have become watchwords in the governance of higher education. The university's role has rapidly changed toward regional development. The aim of this article is critically to highlight the basic rationale of this reorganization and to examine what this can mean in a Swedish context. This rationale is described as the system of various forms of collaboration between industry, commerce, the universities and research institutes, and the political system....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Knowledge Economy, Geographic Regions, Universities, College Role,...
Students' conceptions are a central learning condition. Until now there have only been qualitative results regarding the important geographical area of the desert, especially its location and formation. Therefore this study surveys students' conceptions (N = 585; n = 448 without pre-instruction on deserts and n = 137 with pre-instruction on deserts) with the help of a questionnaire containing open and closed questions. The descriptive as well as inferential statistical analysis shows that both...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Grade 7, Concept Formation, Influences,...
This work--part of a wider project aimed at engaging first year primary school pupils in public open-space design--explores the perceptions of junior primary school children as to the urban square. Data collection tools comprised semi-structured interviews, sketches and storytelling via puppet-animation. Our findings have shown that--according to the perceptions of the children--the square displays the advantages and disadvantages of public open spaces both structurally and in terms of its...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Young Children, Urban Areas, Semi...
To start a teacher professional development programme on the relationship between classroom summative assessment and learning, the current practices and dispositions of geography teachers towards internal school-based examinations in pre-vocational education in the Netherlands were investigated. A questionnaire provided data on how teachers construct these examinations and how they perceive the extent to which they use test items in these examinations that appeal to distinct cognitive...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Geography Instruction, Summative Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Cognitive Processes,...
In this study, it was aimed to determine the trust status of prospective social studies teachers regarding various knowledge sources related to nuclear energy and power stations regarded as a controversial socio-scientific issue and their perceptions on the possible risks and benefits of nuclear energy and power stations. Target population of the study consisted of prospective teachers studying in the Social studies Teaching Department of Faculty of Education at Afyon Kocatepe University during...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Opinions,...
Although it is not possible to predict the future, at least some ideas can be developed through planning. Geography focuses on current social, environmental and spatial problems; however, it should, at the same time, teach us to plan its future handling. At school, this is a responsible role for the subject geography. This article compares how nineteen different English and German (North Rhine-Westphalian) geography textbooks deal with planning through various tasks. These tasks are identified...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Geography Instruction, Planning, Textbook Content,...
The study investigates novice teachers? self-perceptions of their professional readiness. The study has a qualitative research design, adopting the phenomenology pattern. The study group comprised subject matter teachers employed at different educational stages (primary, secondary and high schools). The participants were selected according to the criterion sampling within the purposive sampling methods that are frequently used within the qualitative research tradition. Data collection method...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Qualitative Research, Career Readiness, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes,...
Data-driven learning (DDL) has become an innovative approach developed from corpus linguistics. It plays a significant role in the progression of foreign language pedagogy, since it offers learners plentiful authentic corpora examples that make them analyze language rules with the help of online corpora and concordancers. The present study attempts to reveal Turkish EFL learners' attitudes and beliefs about DDL instruction in terms of lexical awareness and development. A mixed method including...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, College Students, Language Attitudes, Second Language Learning,...
This study aimed at determining the self-regulatory strategies and the chemistry self-efficacies of a total of one hundred and eighty-nine prospective science teachers in a state university in Turkey while studying the chemistry lesson according to the class level and gender factors. An additional goal was to examine the relationship level between the self-regulatory strategies and their chemistry self-efficacies of prospective science teachers. In the study, "Self-Regulatory Strategies...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Self Control, Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Chemistry, Self Efficacy,...
The aim of this study is to determine reading comprehension levels of fifth-grade elementary school students who learned to read and write for the first time with sound-based sentence method. The 2005 program changed the initial literacy learning method. Sentence method was replaced by sound-based sentence method in the initial literacy education. Fifth-grade students comprising the subject of this study may be defined as the first group of students who learned to read and write for the first...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Comprehension, Teaching Methods, Grade 5, Literacy Education, Statistical...
The objective of this study is to determine how much candidate teachers have utilized internet forums while deciding their university to study. This is a study in survey model. The population of the study consists of freshmen students studying at Usak University's Faculty of Education in 2014-2015 academic year (400 students). The scale has been distributed to the entire population, while 267 of them have been returned and 251 of them have been evaluated. "Virtual Forum Utilization during...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Internet, Social Media, Social Networks, College Choice, College Freshmen, Likert...
Although the decade for Education for Sustainable Development has been well promoted in Germany it still finds itself in a rather marginal position, both in the formal and in the informal educational sector. This is at least partly due to the status it is given in the political debate that leads to different expectations by different actors who operate in different frameworks. Thus teachers in formal education will have to take general requirements of education for citizenship into...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Nongovernmental Organizations, Sustainable Development,...
In the 21st century, the age of information and technology, there is an increasing importance to statistical literacy for everyday life. In addition, education innovation and globalisation in the past decade in Europe has resulted in a new perceived complexity of reality that affected the curriculum and statistics education, with a shift from content knowledge to competences. Moreover, the amount of data that can today be accessed on the Internet suggests that students can choose nearly any...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Visual Aids, Statistical Data, Geography Instruction, Open Source...
In present study the objective has been to manifest perceptions and practices of geography teachers towards integrating technology to teaching geography. In 5 different types of schools within Nevsehir (Turkey) city center, a total of 22 geography teachers volunteering to participate in the research were included in this study in which data were collected via semi-structured interview form during 2015-2016 academic year. Descriptive analysis method was employed to analyze obtained data....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Geography Instruction, Technology Integration, Foreign Countries, Semi Structured...
The virtual classroom and distance education have created new teaching pedagogy. This study was carried out to investigate Virtual Classroom Instruction on Academic Performance of Educational Technology Students in Distance Education, Enugu State. The population for this study was limited to the Students in National Open University, Enugu study Centre. Simple random sampling technique was used to select forty respondents from the educational technology students. A researcher developed...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Simulated...
The search for the best approach to business education has led educators and researchers to seek many different teaching strategies, ranging from the traditional teaching methods to various experimental approaches such as active learning techniques. The aim of this experimental study was to compare the effects of the traditional and combined (traditional plus active learning) teaching methods in the process of knowledge formation among future primary school teachers. Participants were randomly...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Lecture Method, Active Learning, Pretests...
The Thinking Styles Inventories (TSI) are questionnaires for assessing individual preferences in constructing knowledge. This paper identifies several problems concerning their validity, which range from an inadequate use of factor analysis, to missing information on the measurement model, to findings indicating a low discrimination between the thinking style scales. Against this background, two studies are conducted providing detailed insights into the measurement model of the TSI in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cognitive Style, Measures (Individuals), Test Validity, Factor Analysis, Test...
This paper analyzes the effects of a support aimed at favoring the social regulatory processes in a computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) environment, specifically in a comprehension task of a multimedia text about Psychology of Communication. This support, named RIDE (Saab, van Joolingen, & van Hout-Wolters, 2007; 2012), consists in the instruction, prior to the learning task, from a series of communication rules extracted from literature about effective collaboration. The study...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Multimedia Materials, Multimedia Instruction, Cooperative Learning, College Students,...
This study employs the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking to investigate the effects of accounting and business curriculums on students' verbal and figurative creativity via the Solomon four-group design. The subjects are accounting and business administration students in Taiwan, where these two curriculums are similar to their counterparts in the U.S.A. The test scores were analyzed with MANOVA and meta-analysis. The results show that the accounting curriculum has not been as effective as the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Accounting, Business Administration...
The purpose of this study is to examine the changes in prospective pre-school teachers' attitudes towards astronomy in terms of their grades. The study was conducted with 205 prospective teachers (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th graders) studying in the education faculty of a university in Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. Astronomy Attitude Scale (AAS) was used as data collection instrument. One-Way Anova was used for independent groups in data analysis in order to find out whether prospective pre-school...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Student Attitudes, Astronomy, Foreign...
Time is a precious and so important thing as well as the blessing of the Creator in the world. It is the time which makes, changes, creates, decorates, maintains, develops, strengthens, and successes the present and secures the future of the people and the nations. Time considers a great cure and care for any unethical, unsocial and invaluable matter and event. Time settles each and every hurdle and difficulty of any system and nation with its pace, speed and direction. If time is managed...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Time Management, Public Schools, Private Schools, Academic...
With growing numbers of Hispanic students enrolling in post-secondary school, there is a need to increase retention and graduation rates. The purpose of this study was to validate the Spanish adaptation of the Abbreviated Math Anxiety Scale (AMAS). The AMAS was translated and administered to 804 freshman students at a post-secondary institution in Mexico. After data analysis, the measure was found to be valid and reliable. The validated measure could serve as a predictor for math course grades...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Anxiety, Test Validity, Affective Measures, Spanish, Translation, College...